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D. Michael Bourne

March 15, 2018

D. Michael Bourne was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005 and relocated to Anguilla in 2006.  Since then he has developed a practice before its courts and tribunals at all levels.  In matters ranging from judicial review proceedings to employment tribunal appeals, Michael brings over a decade of experience to bear.  Tenacious, yet flexible, he explores alternative dispute resolution mechanisms  alongside rigorous civil and commercial litigation advocacy.


As an avid believer in the value of high quality representation and advice, Michael is committed to working with clients to develop solutions. Having worked previously in public relations, telecommunications, travel and with at-risk youth, Michael appreciates that beneficial outcomes can be achieved through unconventional approaches as well as traditional legal methods.  Before co-launching SAGIS, Michael practised at other leading firms in Anguilla.


EDUCATION

  • University of Durham (LLM)(Dist.) Int. Trade & Commercial Law 2010
  • Hugh Wooding Law School (Legal Education Certificate) - 2006
  • Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course) - 2005
  • Brunel University (LLB) (Hons) - 2004
  •  University of the West Indies (BA) History - 1998

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Bar of England & Wales – 2005 (not practising)
  • Bar of Barbados– 2006
  • Bar of Anguilla – 2006
  • Bar of St. Kitts & Nevis – 2012


SPECIALIZATION

Currently, Michael practices as a litigator accepting instructions in a range of disciplines and matters.  He maintains an interest in anti-money laundering, commercial litigation, civil and criminal appeals and administrative law.  Michael also practices in the area of intellectual property and is a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Anguilla Bar Association; Member, Sk. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association; Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.


AWARDS

Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn

Barbados National Development Scholar


Michael can be reached via email at: mbourne@sagislaw.com.